What does the word writ mean?

Usage examples for writ

  1. Permit me, sir, to remind the gentleman of another text of holy writ. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. From Holy Writ, my dear sir. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  3. Holy Writ is very clear on this subject. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James